Tour program difficulty levels

Introduction

In general, our tours are aimed for riders of intermediate, advanced and expert level. Participation in our featured race events is more individual, and some of the races may also be suitable for riders in the casual category. Unfortunately, we don't provide services for beginners.

Our group rides are not for beginners, but for the sportive cyclist. We cover around 600 km and 15000 climbing meters in a week. The rides vary in distance from 80 to 115 km and from 1700 to 3400 climbing meters. A full week of 6 rides and a recovery day would be a good training block for any sportive cyclist.

Gran Canaria and the Alps are mountainous areas (which we love) and that implies some good long steady climbing. If you live in a flat area, you can’t compare your average speeds from home with here. Your usual pace may be as much as 5 km/h higher than what you can expect in a mountainous terrain with the same effort. And because of that, we also recommend to use a gear ratio suitable for climbing.

LIFE ON 2 WHEELS - DIFFICULTY LEVELS

››››››››››››››››››› BEGINNER ›››››››››››››››››››

Level 1 / 5

Level 1 / 5

New to cycling

Weekly training

Weekly training

0 - 2 hours

Annual distance

Annual distance

0 - 2000 km

Climbing speed

Climbing speed

0 - 600 meters / hour

Average speed

Average speed

0-15 km / hour

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Level 2 / 5

Level 2 / 5

Cycling for leisure

Weekly training

Weekly training

2 - 6 hours

Annual distance

Annual distance

2000 - 5000 km

Climbing speed

Climbing speed

600 - 800 meters / hour

Average speed

Average speed

15 - 20 km / hour

››››››››››››››››››› INTERMEDIATE ›››››››››››››››››››

Level 3 / 5

Level 3 / 5

Hobby rider/racer

Weekly training

Weekly training

6 - 10 hours

Annual distance

Annual distance

5000 - 10000 km

Climbing speed

Climbing speed

800 - 1000 meters / hour

Average speed

Average speed

20-24 km / hour

››››››››››››››››››› ADVANCED ›››››››››››››››››››

Level 4 / 5

Level 4 / 5

Amateur rider/racer

Weekly training

10 - 15 hours

Annual distance

Annual distance

10000 - 14000 km

Climbing speed

Climbing speed

1000 - 1200 meters / hour

Average speed

Average speed

24-28 km / hour

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Level 5 / 5

Level 5 / 5

Semi/pro racer

Weekly training

Weekly training

15+ hours

Annual distance

Annual distance

14000+ km

Climbing speed

Climbing speed

1200+ meters / hour

Average speed

Average speed

28+ km / hour

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